14 6 / 2012
Dear Square Enix
I understand that videogame sales have been on the decline since the advent of torrents. I understand that competition is stiff but do you really need to cut back on writers? If you are desperate then I will gladly work for you for free but please, please just retcon Lara Croft’s origins to one that doesn’t involve rape.
It is disrespectful to victims of rape. It is disrespectful to women. It is also disgusting that the last bastion of female strength in videogames has been denigrated and debased. Are you somehow trying to imply that only women who have been sexually vulnerable are capable of the feats that Lara Croft is capable of?
Are you somehow implying that anyone who has been sexually assaulted who isn’t jumping off a cliff while shooting at bandits has somehow failed to rise from the incident?
I am very disappointed in you Square Enix. Women are women. Why can’t Lara Croft be an iconoclast with a perfectly happy childhood? I was looking forward to this game.
You know that episode in South Park when Spielberg and Lucas rape Indiana Jones? That’s what you’ve done! It’s like Lara Croft has somehow done some injury to you and the only way that she can make it up to you is by raping her.
Even if you don’t care, even if you never find out, I have lost all respect for you and I will not buy this game.